Patience is key, and not frightening the birds is of utmost importance. If you stay still and low and don't look intimidating, you will gain their trust and everyone is happy. The birds can go about their business and I can (hopefully) get some got shots as they do it.
One of the many Ringed Plovers along the Wirral coast.
A Turnstone doing what Turnstones do. Brilliantly camouflaged at the same time.